Here is my confession of the day ...
I have not read any of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series and do not ever intend to. ::Gasp:: How have I come to this definitive decision? Through one simple but infinitely important reason -- every review that I have read (by a reasonable teen or adult -- not those cuckoo teen girls with atrocious spelling and an unnatural loyalty to a book series) says that it is an entertaining story but that the author is not a very good writer. I may have it wrong but I think that the best story ever, written by the worst writer, is just going to be a bad book. When I was a teen, I started reading Dean R. Koontz books. After two or three of them, I dropped them cold -- not because the stories weren't interesting or scary or whatever else they were meant to be but because the writing was so dreadfully bad.
I'm not a book snob by any means. I don't have to finish a book feeling edified or educated. I appreciate and enjoy many books, such as Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, simply for their entertainment value. But just because a book is entertaining and/or "frivolous" reading does not mean that I still don't expect that it be well-written. For me, a story is only as good as the quality of the storyteller. And for this reason I will be avoiding this particular bad writer, however popular she and her stories may be at the moment.
p.s. If you need some examples of the totally painful teen reviews of the book, check out the L.A. Times Book Review. My favorite line from a comment is "In my opinion, books are things that people take time to write in order to get an important message across in a way that both entertains and sheds some intelligence." Hah.